B029 Music in a Breeze of Wind
by Barry Taylor
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Forward and Acknowledgements
Illustrations used in this work
1. The Rise of Music and Dance in the Home
2. Pipers to the People
3. The Country House Dance
4. The Fiddle Tradition in West Clare
5. The Timber Flute in West Clare
6. The Concertina - at the Heart of Music in West Clare
7. The Decline of the Country House Dance
8. Bridging the Gap: The Laichtín Naofa Céilí Band
'Music in a Breeze of Wind' explores the explosion of music and dance in the country houses of West Clare from the last decades of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century when another shift in Ireland's economic circumstances changes the pattern yet again. It portrays the lives of some of the prominent musical families of the region, many of who became household names during the renaissance of Irish music in the 1950's.